Hello all, :)
I'd like an evergreen for the backyard.
Climate: Los Angeles
Area: Middle of the back lawn
Evergreen 12'- 25' high when fully mature
I bought two Tipu trees today b/c they looked so pretty but I got home
and looked them up and discovered they get huge and cause a mess. I'm
taking them back tomorrow. Think I'd be better off sticking with
smaller trees that won't flower. Any help would be appreciated. I'm
considering African Sumac. Comments??
Thanks, but I don't like to rely on one source of info. IAC I decided
to keep the tipu's and just have my gardner make sure they stay trimmed
to keep them from getting out of hand. The leaves are just so pretty!
I'm partial to magnolia grandifloras. The main species is a large tree 80
ft. but Sunset garden guide lists several cultivars that are much shorter,
yet still spreading - among them 'samuel sommer' 'san marino' 'st. mary'
and 'victoria'. The leaves must be picked up when they fall - they are like
plastic, and do not decay for seemingly forever. They don't fall at a fast
rate, nor at any one season of the year, so they are easy to pick up on a
casual jaunt through the yard. However, that is a small price to pay for
such beautiful glossy foliage and big fragrant flowers.
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